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April 21, 2009 10:00 ET

Sterling Commerce Receives 2009 Global Product Excellence Award for Secure File Transfer

Info Security Products Guide Recognizes Sterling Secure Proxy as Winner in Secure File Transfer Category

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) company, today announced that Sterling Secure Proxy has won the 2009 Global Product Excellence Award from Info Security Products Guide in the Secure File Transfer category. Sterling Secure Proxy was recognized for providing customers with unparalleled security while moving sensitive data across the Internet.

"While the Internet provides organizations with an attractive channel for file transfer, it is vulnerable to external attacks. Sterling Secure Proxy provides the required perimeter security to protect the privacy and integrity of data in transit, and therefore enables companies to build customer confidence and protect their enterprise brand while still moving the massive amounts of data that are required to run their business," said Geoff Baird, global vice president, Managed File Transfer, Sterling Commerce. "We are excited to see Sterling Secure Proxy recognized by Info Security Products Guide for its advanced security capabilities. Sterling Secure Proxy was a significant addition to Sterling Managed File Transfer in 2008 that leverages our more than 25 years of experience in managed file transfer."

Sterling Secure Proxy is a perimeter security solution for managed file transfer that protects Internet file transfers with advanced security features, such as trading-partner authorization and multifactor authentication. It is part of Sterling Managed File Transfer (MFT), the market-leading solution for secure data movement that enables enterprises to gain control over the massive movement of critical corporate data to facilitate data growth, reduce security risk and improve information technology (IT) and business efficiency. By enforcing tighter controls, Sterling Secure Proxy enables the use of the Internet to replace dedicated lines, protecting companies against theft or compromise of sensitive customer data and proprietary financial and intellectual property as it moves across the Internet into an organization's enterprise systems.

"In today's challenging environment, security has to remain a top priority for businesses who want to stay competitive and provide top levels of customer service," said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief of Info Security Products Guide. "We are pleased to honor Sterling Secure Proxy as winner for 2009 in the area of Secure File Transfer."

As part of the security industry's largest and widest global awards program, the 2009 Global Product Excellence Awards honors security and related products and services, companies and professionals in all areas of security. The 2009 Global Product Excellence awards from Silicon Valley recognize solutions in over 85 categories of security with nominations from all over the world. More information on the awards can be found at

About Sterling Commerce

Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) company, helps customers thrive in a global economy by connecting their business communities, processes, people and technology. More than 30,000 customers worldwide use Sterling Commerce solutions for business process integration, multi-channel selling, and supply chain fulfillment, and payments management to optimize business performance inside and outside their enterprise. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Sterling Commerce has offices in 24 countries around the world. More information can be found at